Team Lead
 Simi Valley, CA


ALS provides a broad range of testing and analytical services to a wide variety of end markets and industries around the globe. We continue to remain at the forefront of the testing services industry, building an enviable reputation. ALS provides a diversified line of independent analytical services to a wide range of top-tier customers in the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, environmental, and food industries. Our diverse laboratories perform routine and specialty analytical testing for compliance, safety, certification and verification purposes.

Primary Objectives:

Team Lead will be responsible for managing and improving a dynamic inventory/order fulfillment system in a high volume, fast-paced environment. Will need to own the process. Will need to meet daily deadlines with a high degree of accuracy and a minimum wastage of consumables. Will need to be a strong, positive leader for the group. Experience in or familiarity with manufacturing engineering, industrial engineering and/or process improvement desired.


Team Lead has the following duties:

  • Ensuring that equipment orders are fulfilled daily with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Overseeing staff within the section.
  • Ensuring all duties within the section are conducted in accordance with the Quality Procedures Manual.
  • Prioritizing the work received for the section.
  • Training and developing of section staff.
  • Routine maintenance of vacuum pumps, conditioners and ovens (equipment).
  • Monitoring equipment/instrument performance, identifying deviations from specifications and notifying Laboratory Manager if the equipment and/or instrument are not operating to specifications, including when equipment/instrument QC fall outside control limits.
  • Maintaining documentation of samples, standards, reports and instrument/method logs.
  • Investigating and rectifying anomalies.
  • Perform housekeeping duties as required.
  • Control consumable stock required for the tasks performed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Core Competencies:

  • Strong, positive leadership.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Proficient verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ensuring the quality of the lab is maintained at the level that meets or exceeds the QC targets set out in the QC manual.
  • Ensuring instrument repairs, maintenance and calibration schedules are carried out (e.g. ovens, balances etc.)
  • Assessing results of QA/QC audits and implement improvements as required.
  • Proficient computer skills, specifically Microsoft Office.
  • Must be able to initiate corrective action without prompting and assist co-workers whenever necessary in order to meet deadlines.
  • Must be able to effectively perform duties under pressures arising from large sample volumes and short turn-around times.
  • Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to use (or learn to use) Laboratory Information Management System.


Position Requirements:

  • AA is required
  • BS preferred
  • Experience in manufacturing engineering, industrial engineering and/or process improvement a strong plus.
  • 0 - 3 years of laboratory experience is preferred.

We would like to thank everyone for their interest in ALS but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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